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Middle School Religion Teacher

Middle School Religion Teacher

School: The Lovett School
Available Position: Teacher
Description:

The Lovett School, an independent K-12 day school in Atlanta, GA, seeks a Middle School religion teacher to begin in August 2024. Qualified applicants should be familiar with the developmental progression of middle school children and be able to teach grades 6-8.

Reports to: Middle School Division Head

Primary Responsibilities:

Carries out all instructional responsibilities associated with assigned classes to engage, inspire, and challenge students consistent with Lovett’s mission and core values.
Cultivates a classroom culture that facilitates student voice, compassion for others, and a whole-child approach.
Purposefully design curriculum, instruction, and assessment to reach a diverse community of learners (academically, culturally, racially, religiously, etc.).
Collaborate with colleagues within and outside of the department and grade level on curriculum development.
Fosters a positive parent-school partnership with Lovett families.
Acts as an ambassador of Lovett’s faith identity at all times.
Participates in department, faculty, team, and grade-level meetings as required.
Fulfills additional duties as assigned, including responsibilities that may occur on weekends and evenings (e.g. admission open house, observations, and interviews).
Is involved in the life of the school outside of the classroom in partnership.
Conducts before and after school tutorials as scheduled.
Assists MS Chaplain in planning and executing chapel, including development and management of the Vestry program and Vestry roles during Chapel. 
Manages MS Bible Study in partnership with US Chaplain, including student enrollment, curriculum, collaboration, and communication within and outside of school.

 Position Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree is required, a master's degree is preferred.
Three years of teaching and classroom experience in elementary grades, and religious studies is preferred.
Ability to develop a comprehensive, spiraling religious studies curriculum.
Intimate knowledge of the bible is required, knowledge of other faiths is preferred.
A passion for working with young children.
The drive, organization, and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment, contributing to the school community beyond the classroom.
Excellent written and oral communication skills to facilitate effective communication with students, parents, colleagues, and supervisors.
A strong desire to work in a collaborative learning community, employing a growth mindset and participating in ongoing professional development during the school year and summer.
Desire and ability to develop an atmosphere of trust and knowledge of students as individuals.
Commitment to developing one’s cultural self-awareness, cultural competence, and emotional intelligence.
Ethical behavior, professionalism, and regular and reliable attendance.

Physical Demands:  

NOTE: The Lovett School employment process includes a post-offer drug (hair) test and background check. See the employment application for more information.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands from wrist to finger, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and reach with hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


Contact name: Aaron Hill
Contact email address: aaron.hill@lovett.org


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